MSGCONV

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: April 2020
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NAME

msgconv - character set conversion for message catalog  

SYNOPSIS

msgconv [,OPTION/] [,INPUTFILE/]  

DESCRIPTION

Converts a translation catalog to a different character encoding.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.  

Input file location:

INPUTFILE
input PO file
-D, --directory=,DIRECTORY/
add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read.  

Output file location:

-o, --output-file=,FILE/
write output to specified file

The results are written to standard output if no output file is specified or if it is -.  

Conversion target:

-t, --to-code=,NAME/
encoding for output

The default encoding is the current locale's encoding.  

Input file syntax:

-P, --properties-input
input file is in Java .properties syntax
--stringtable-input
input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax
 

Output details:

--color
use colors and other text attributes always
--color=,WHEN/
use colors and other text attributes if WHEN. WHEN may be 'always', 'never', 'auto', or 'html'.
--style=,STYLEFILE/
specify CSS style rule file for --color
-e, --no-escape
do not use C escapes in output (default)
-E, --escape
use C escapes in output, no extended chars
--force-po
write PO file even if empty
-i, --indent
indented output style
--no-location
suppress '#: filename:line' lines
-n, --add-location
preserve '#: filename:line' lines (default)
--strict
strict Uniforum output style
-p, --properties-output
write out a Java .properties file
--stringtable-output
write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file
-w, --width=,NUMBER/
set output page width
--no-wrap
do not break long message lines, longer than the output page width, into several lines
-s, --sort-output
generate sorted output
-F, --sort-by-file
sort output by file location
 

Informative output:

-h, --help
display this help and exit
-V, --version
output version information and exit
 

AUTHOR

Written by Bruno Haible.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs in the bug tracker at <https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gettext> or by email to <bug-gettext@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for msgconv is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgconv programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info msgconv

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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